MEville to WEville is a proven hands-on emergent literacy and communication program for learning concepts of print skills for students with disabilities. Students learn pre-readiness literacy skills and what it means to be a reader as active literacy learners, including students with moderate to significant intellectual disabilities, K-12th grade.
Students connect their world and what they know about themselves, their families, and their school to concepts of print, building their literacy knowledge over time. With linked lesson objectives and vocabulary, MEville to WEville provides multiple paths for teachers to provide support for their students as they learn and demonstrate what was learned. Through use of common literacy strategies good readers use, such as identifying main idea and details, text connections, identifying and reading for a purpose, students begin to understand how reading works, its use, and enjoyment.
Individual needs, using tools to write and complete projects, learn literacy strategies and vocabulary, and talking about books and experiences, are met through use of the Action Dictionary with a variety of adaptations to support students’ language, motor, and cognition.
aligned to CCEE and individual state standards
original stories related to literacy strategies, vocabulary, and lesson themes
research-based methodologies with proven results
thoughtfully ordered and connected lesson objectives
pre-requisite skills connect to higher concepts of print skills and literacy strategies
vocabulary linked by theme across lessons
informal assessments for progress monitoring
letter and rhyming lessons introduce phonics and phonemic awareness
Student Engagement and Support
built-in supports within each lesson
interactive templates for active engagement and experience with letters and words
hands-on experiences with multi-sensory activities
teacher modeling throughout lesson
exploration of concepts of print with daily readings
support materials for literacy strategies and how to think about a story
lesson structure consistent with best practice instruction
teacher’s guide with daily lessons
fidelity training with experienced educators
support in identifying IEP goals that matter
multiple ways to access AbleNet curriculum team